Learn to develop for Android and transform your career outlook! This Nanodegree will provide a guided, efficient path for an intermediate developer with little or no experience on mobile platforms to emerge as an Android Developer. By the end of the Nanodegree, you'll have a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, and will even publish your own app on the Google Play Store as part of the Capstone project. **This is an Intermediate Nanodegree**: Entering students are expected to have prior experience building applications (web or mobile) in Java or another object-oriented programming language.
With over 1 billion Android devices already activated, Android represents an incredible opportunity for developers. As Android continues to grow beyond smartphones, it will become the brains behind invisible, ubiquitous cloud-connected computing. The skills you learn in this Nanodegree will help you master the existing platform, and prepare you for the exciting opportunities in Android's future.
This will be a challenging and rewarding journey that will take a novice programmer 9 months or longer to complete, spending an estimated 10 hours per week on the coursework. Do you have the dedication and mindset to sustain you through it? If you're not sure, please check out the courses and projects, listed under **Nanodegree Structure**, before making this commitment. ### Programming Experience **This is not a "Zero to Hero" program.** Entering students are expected to have prior experience building applications (web or mobile) in Java or another object-oriented programming language. **You should have at least 1-2 years of experience** in Java or another object-oriented programming language prior to enrolling. **If you have no prior programming experience**, we recommend you take our Android Development for Beginners course, also built with Google. You should also learn foundational Java programming concepts before enrolling in this Nanodegree. Our Intro to Java course may be a good place to start. ### Technical Skills and Requirements You will submit your projects on GitHub, and must have a GitHub handle and know how to share code prior to enrolling. Take our course on How to Use Git and GitHub if you need to learn how to do this. You will build your apps in Android Studio, and will need to install it on your machine to complete your Nanodegree projects. If you don't have Android Studio installed, see our mini-course on How to Install Android Studio for instructions. ### Dedication and Mindset In addition to 1-2 years of prior programming experience and intermediate technical skills, students are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics: